Purdue University Northwest

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,038
0.874% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,162
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.28%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
72.8%
5,670 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,911
56% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.4%
534 Graduates

About

Purdue University Northwest is a higher education institution located in Lake County, IN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Purdue University Northwest were Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (484 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (119 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees).

In 2022, 1,940 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University Northwest. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,100 degrees), 2.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $7,038, which is $−16,958 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $7,038, which is $−16,958 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,162.

In 2022, 52% of undergraduate students attending Purdue University Northwest received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,038
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Purdue University Northwest was $7,038. The cost of tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $−16,958 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,162
2022 Value
8.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Purdue University Northwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,162. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Purdue University Northwest grew by 8.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,003
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University Northwest was of $8,003 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Purdue University Northwest received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.96% with respect to 2021, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.28%
2019 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University Northwest was 2.28%, which represents 56 out of the 2451 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Purdue University Northwest received 5,670 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 55.7% annual growth. Out of those 5,670 applicants, 4,129 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,911 students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest in 2022. 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University Northwest has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,129
Accepted Out of 5,670

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University Northwest was 72.8% (4,129 admissions from 5,670 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 55.7%, while admissions grew by 48.5%..

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SAT Scores

50%
Submission Percentage (2022)
648
Scores Submitted (2022)

50% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University Northwest in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University Northwest had a total enrollment of 8,911 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is 4,991 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,920. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% White, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.26% Black or African American, 3.42% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (13.2%), followed by White Male (11%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University Northwest in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,911 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is 4,991 and the part-time enrollment is 3,920. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Purdue University Northwest was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Purdue University Northwest had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,936 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,092 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    825 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Northwest is 55.4% White, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.26% Black or African American, 3.42% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 97 students (1.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 512 more women than men received degrees from Purdue University Northwest. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Purdue University Northwest is white (1,100 degrees awarded). There were 2.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University Northwest is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (484 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (119 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Purdue University Northwest, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (160 degrees awarded), Engineering (154 degrees), and Health (756 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Registered nurses (1,426,896 people), Software developers (479,273 people), Other managers (472,560 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (363,316 people), and Civil engineers (286,164 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (160 degrees awarded), Engineering (154 degrees), Health (756 degrees), History (21 degrees), and English (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (160 degrees awarded), Engineering (154 degrees), Health (756 degrees), History (21 degrees), and English (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,624,803 people), Elementary & secondary schools (645,646 people), Computer Systems Design (574,617 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,488 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (454,915 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (160 degrees awarded), Engineering (154 degrees), Health (756 degrees), History (21 degrees), and English (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Purdue University Northwest.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University Northwest was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 484 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

714
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,226
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 714 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,226).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 0.163 times less than the 416 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 416 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 6.12 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Purdue University Northwest completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Purdue University Northwest is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.375% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,100 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    405 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University Northwest is white (1,100 degrees awarded). There were 2.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    710 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    390 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Purdue University Northwest is white female (710 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (390 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University Northwest has an endowment valued at nearly $51.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 800k (1.56%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Purdue University Northwest had a total salary expenditure of 150M. Purdue University Northwest employs 85 Associate professors, 60 Professors and 36 Assistant professors. Most academics at Purdue University Northwest are Male Associate professor (53), Male Professor (40), and Female Associate professor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest are: Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, Management, with 96 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 85 employees.

Endowment

$51.2M
2022 Endowment
5.69%
decline from 2021

Purdue University Northwest has an endowment valued at about $51.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University Northwest declined 5.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.62M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.05M - Federal
  2. $855k - State
  3. $10k - Local

As of 2022, Purdue University Northwest received $8.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $855k from state grants and contracts, and $10k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$60.1M
2022 Salaries
2.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Purdue University Northwest paid a median of $60.1M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 2.04% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.9M
Instructional Salaries
233
Number of Employees

In 2022, Purdue University Northwest paid a total of $18.9M to 233 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
100 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest were Associate professor with 85 employees, Professor with 60 employees, and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest were Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees, Management with 96 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest was Male Associate professor with 53 employees, Male Professor with 40 employees, and Female Associate professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Purdue University Northwest.

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